THEA is one of only 10 organisations designated a connected and autonomous vehicle test bed by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), and will deploy the One.network platform in two phases to address a number of scenarios.
The initial phase will provide immediate benefits from modules including One.network’s traffic management platform, a real-time digital mapping solution and Live Link. It allows authorised workers to update lane closures and schedules right from the work zone.
In phase two, THEA will deploy Plan Share, allowing construction firms to streamline and simplify the permitting process, explained James Harris, One.network’s founder and CEO.
THEA manages the Selmon Expressway in Tampa. But because one.network is already ingesting data from the city of
Tampa and Hillsborough County, the project will provide residents with continuous regional information streams across jurisdictions. According to One.network, the agency was looking for a holistic solution, and this agreement delivers on its goal to constantly improve its connected vehicle and communications strategies as new technologies emerge.
As part of the agreement, One.network will build a Work Zone Data Exchange (WZDx) feed for THEA and deliver work zone data to the Federal Highway Administration’s national repository of work zone data. It will be shared with other agencies and third parties across the nation. Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) state-wide Lane Closure Notification System is already powered by One.network’s Live Link software, providing GPS companies with real-time work zone data throughout the state.
Traffic management software from One.network displays real-time work zone, planned event and incident information on an intuitive digital map. The company said that Live Link is a first of its kind programme that allows work zone crews to close lanes right from the roadway, sharing that data with GPS providers including Google, Waze and other companies in their native formats. Plan Share provides road construction firms and utilities with a comprehensive yet simple platform to plan and permit road construction projects.